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Contents
  • SLI
  • Hybrid SLI
  • SLI Summary
  • CrossFire
  • Native CrossFire and CrossFireX
  • Hybrid CrossFireX
  • CrossFire Chipsets

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post #2 of 16
Interesting read on SLI.

Good find lins.
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post #3 of 16
good find, but some of it is incorrect, usually a dual gpu SLI setup will use afr, not sfr. if you look in the control panel you will see that it's the default. also quad sli doesn't always use afr/sfr, it uses four gpu afr (also found in the control panel). split frame rendering is rarely used because the game has to be coded to use it.
post #4 of 16
the table on pg.4 says 16xAA is max on normal SLI, I can access 32xAA, and I believe Quad-SLI can do 64xAA.

Other than that, good read.
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lol ontop of all of that apparently they have never used crossfire and dont know that you can use multiple monitors in cf.
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I wish they would of covered xdna also which I understand is a solution used by diamond to use crossfire in a sli based board. I'm curious how it works and what performance differences it might offer but can't seem to find anything like that.
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Very very good information.
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Blue_Fire View Post
lol ontop of all of that apparently they have never used crossfire and dont know that you can use multiple monitors in cf.
They also think that you need two CF bridges for the HD3 series like you did for the HD2900's.
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lol oh yea i totally forgot about that lol
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post
They also think that you need two CF bridges for the HD3 series like you did for the HD2900's.
I thought you only needed both connectors for 2560x1600 and maybe 1920x1200(basically super high res)? I would that that both would be required for multiple monitors too.
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